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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 220-222

A rare case of phaeohyphomycosis caused by Fonsecaea pedrosoi in a child with nephrotic syndrome


Department of Microbiology, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India

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B L Sherwal
Department of Microbiology, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi - 110 001
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-4065.165002

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Dematiaceous fungi are the etiological agents of phaeohyphomycosis and are now increasingly being recognized for causing disease in humans. A high level of suspicion and routine fungal cultures are required to identify these cases. There is no consensus regarding their management. Here, an unusual presentation of phaeohyphomycosis (secondary to Fonsecaea pedrosoi) presenting as a disseminated infection in a case of nephrotic syndrome is described.






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